Robin Williams as Hugo Strange in The Dark Knight Rises?
File this one firmly under ‘tantalising rumour’ for the moment folks: could Robin Williams be set to play Hugo Strange in The Dark Knight Rises? Batman On Film stoked the rumour with a tweet, and Batman News claims to have a source who believes Strange will turn up in the new movie. Rumours about the character’s appearance in Christopher Nolan’s threequel have been circulating for a while now, with Tom Hardy once believed to be playing the character (he’s been confirmed as Bane now).
We’re taking this one with a huge pinch of salt for now, although it’s not entirely out of the realms of possibility. For one thing, Williams has expressed interest in appearing as a Bat-villain several times in the past. He’s also worked with Nolan before, on Insomnia, when the director effectively tapped the funnyman’s inherent creepiness to create a genuinely unsettling villain.